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Broncos, Briefly: Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Booker’s battles with adversity paved his unusual path to the Broncos (Cameron Wolfe, Denver Post)
At the time, Booker was in a period of transition. Academics held him back from making a leap to the University of Utah in 2013 after two years of going to school in Sacramento, Calif., at American River College. He didn't play that year. He still had NFL dreams, but realities of his older age and classroom struggles allowed doubt to creep in.

*Raymond’s big shot, Bibbs’ big bust-out, QBs and more from Broncos camp (Nick Groke, Denver Post)
Tuesday, Bibbs was responsible for the most impressive run in a morning practice. Bibbs ran off right tackle, squeezing through a hole in the line, then cut sharply outside for a breakout scamper.*

Rookie Raymond gets first chance to be Broncos' returner (Jeff Legwold,
The Denver Broncos want many more happy returns from their special teams units than they've had in recent seasons, and rookie wide receiver Kalif Raymond will get the first audition to try to make that happen.

Preseason evaluations supremely important for Broncos’ coaching staff (Andre Simon,
Offensive coordinator Rick Dennison will be one of the busier members of the coaching staff in the Broncos preseason opener. The OC doesn't just have the quarterbacks to evaluate; he has several new starters and non-established players in the mix.

Dierks Bentley, OneRepublic to perform in Civic Center Park for NFL kickoff (Nick McGill, KUSA)
To celebrate the NFL season opener, the National Football League will host its 2016 NFL Kickoff celebration at Denver's Civic Center Park.

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WATCH: Broncos rookies excited for debut vs. Bears (
Broncos rookies Will Parks, Justin Simmons, and Adam Gotsis reflect on what it will mean to play their first game for the Broncos on Thursday.

Broncos Training Camp Takeaways: Day 13 (Andrew Mason)
In the moment, it offers him an extended chance to show that he can compete for the starting job and close the gap that exists between himself and the co-No. 1 quarterbacks.

*Broncos' quarterback plan for preseason opener: Sanchez to start (Andrew Mason)
The Thursday night plan for Denver's quarterbacks begins with Sanchez starting and playing the first quarter against the Chicago Bears, with Trevor Siemian taking snaps in the second quarter and rookie Paxton Lynch under center for the second half of play.*

WATCH: Broncos welcome alumni to training camp (
The Broncos hosted around 35 alumni at the UCHealth Training Center on Tuesday for Day 13 of training camp.

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